Panel discussion: Opioid Crisis in Kittitas County – How Are We Handling It?:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 7-9 p.m. at Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg
We’ll have a panel of experts to explain what addiction is, why opioids are so dangerous, and what community groups, law enforcement and the courts are doing to make a difference.
On our panel:
— Rich Elliott, deputy chief with Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue, moderator
— Ken Wade, police chief, Ellensburg Police department
— Dr. John Asriel, Community Health of Central Washington
— Emily Nelson, Merit Resource Services, clinical supervisor
— Kim Hitchcock, Triumph Treatment Services
— Emily Brown, Merit Treatment Services and drug court coordinator
After the speakers make their presentations, audience members may submit questions. The forum will be video-taped and shown later on ECTV. This event is free of charge and is co-sponsored by the Kittitas Valley League of Women Voters and the Ellensburg Public Library.
For more information about the event, please email the League at firstname.lastname@example.org.